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Farsiko phool, pumpkin flower

Farsiko phool, pumpkin flower, pumpkin blossom Family of Cucurbita pepo L.  A seasonal flower can be picked right before rainy season. They are very soft with a mild sweetness and taste somewhat like pumpkin, mushroom,  and meat. A Nepali style to cook these flowers are with eggs as omelette or scrambled eggs. It can also be cooked […]

Faparko saag, buckweat shoots

  Faparko saag, buckwheat shoots.  Binomial name Fagopyrum Esculentum. Also called buckwheat lettuce or buckwheat greens.  They are rich in taste and easy to grow.  In Nepal, faparko saag are basically cooked like other greens as being seasonal greens. Fapar [buckwheat] is basically grown for grains but people eat the greens as cooked or raw.  […]

Rato mula, Nepali red radish

Rato mula, Nepali red radish. Family of Brassicaceae. These radishes are also locally known as Pyuthane mula. Various types of mulas are grown in Nepal in different regions like flat lands [terai], hilly regions [pahad] etc.  These are sharper in taste, actually eye-wateringly spicy but mild sweeter after peeled. The spicier part of radishes are […]

Sauf ko saag, dill leaves

Sauf ko saag, soup ko saag, dill leaves. Binomial name Anethum Graveolens. In Nepal, sauf ko saag are basically cooked as other greens. It goes very well with potatoes. More about dil as reference- https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/seed-and-nut/dill.html

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ghiraula, sponge gourd

Ghiraula, sponge gourd. Binomial name Luffa aegyptiaca. Also called smooth luffa gourd. A cylindrical-shaped common vegetable in Nepal. Skin is peeled and mature seeds are removed prior to cooking. Goes well with potatoes. A very mature and dried ghiraula can be used as sponge in bathrooms and kitchen. This is a very traditional practice in […]

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kalo bhatmas, black soybeans

Kalo bhatmas, black soybeans Binomial name Glycine max Some famous dishes of Nepal made from black soybeans are samay baji, bhatmas sadheko, gundruk ra bhatmas etc. More external links – https://www.verywell.com/where-to-get-black-soy-beans-2242293 http://www.doctoroz.com/slideshow/black-soybean http://medusanews.com/articles/black-soybeans-benefits-and-harms-doctor-review/  

Ritthako tarul, yellow yam

Ritthako tarul, yellow yam  Major consumption of all types of yams are on one particular festival, Maghe Sangkrati, which lies at the end of winter. That day people celebrate believing that the winter may be over. Yams are simply boiled, roasted, or cooked as a stew with vegetables. 

Hattipailey tarul, purple yam

Hattipailey tarul, purple yam Binomial name Dioscorea alata  Major consumption of all types of yams are on one particular festival, Maghe Sangkrati, which lies at the end of winter. That day people celebrate believing that the winter may be over. Yams are simply boiled, roasted, or cooked as a stew with vegetables. 

Ghar tarul, local cassava

Ghar tarul, local cassava Family of  Manihot esculenta There are different types of taruls grown in Nepal. Above is a locally grown tarul.  Major consumption of all types of cassavas are on one particular festival, Maghe Sangkrati, which lies at the end of winter. That day people celebrate believing that the winter may be over. […]